96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento
Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.
California State Capitol Museum, 10th & L Streets, Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814
Ongoing thru May 17th
Times: Daily 9am-5pm
Visitors to the State Capitol Museum are soon in for a visual treat! Once on display, an impressive new exhibit titled “California Treasures: Artwork of the Great Depression” will showcase some of the magnificent artwork that was commissioned by the California State Parks System and created under State and Federal Government work relief programs dating from 1934 to 1942.
The new exhibit will feature exquisite color drawings of the botanicals and birds of Mount Diablo; watercolors of the redwood trees of Big Basin, oil paintings of Clarkson Dye’s impressions of California landscapes and much more.
K1 Speed Sacramento- 3130 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA 95827
Friday, May 17th
Meet your favorite Red Bull, Troy Lee Designs, Lucas Oil, Honda Team riders at K1 Speed! You can even sign-up to race head-to-head with other Wild Card Race participants. The Wild Card Race Winners will be selected on-site and given an entry for the Red Bull Riders vs. K1 Racers Qualifier and Final. The top place Wild Card Racer will also win a pair of tickets to Hangtown MX on Sat, May 18.
To qualify to compete in the Wild Card Race, head over K1 Speed Sacramento May 1-May 16 for a chance to race versus Motocross riders and win tickets to Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic. Two tickets each will be given away during the following windows for those with the fastest lap: May 1-May 5, May 6-May 12, May 13-May 16.
Jane Steele Park- 4855 Hamilton Street, Sacramento, CA 95841
Saturday, May 18th
The Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District’s spring carnival is a fun family event with something for everyone. Carnival games, giant inflatables and climbing wall, car show,craft vendors, food trucks, social services agencies and a circus!
Each attendee is given 5 tickets FREE! Each carnival booth or inflatable costs 1 ticket. Additional tickets are available at $1 each or you may purchase an unlimited pass. For additional information, please call 482-8377.
Village Green Park- 3141 Bridgeway Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Saturday, May 18th
Travel around the world without leaving California with the 6th Annual International Festival (iFest). The beautiful outdoor amphitheatre is transformed into the world’s stage featuring cultural performances from around the globe. Kids, come celebrate how you can save the world through recycling with Radio Disney on a stage just for you! Art, music, dance, international food, and children’s activities await at iFest 2013.
New this year is the Plein Air art. Watch artists capture on canvas dancers in colorful, exotic costumes against lovely park vistas as the shadows grow and the sun begins to set. Bring friends and family to share this unique celebration of the diverse Rancho Cordova culture.
Small world—big party!
5. E- Waste Collection
Pony Express Elementary School- 1250 56th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95831
Saturday, May 18th
Pony Express Elementary School is holding a free drive-through drop-off E-Waste Recycling Event. Please bring your e-waste to Pony Express to help raise funds for our school! Volunteers will unload your donated items for you; no need to get out of your car! Can’t make it that day? Contact Pony Express via the phone or email below to arrange for pick-up.
Acceptable items: monitors, televisions, computers, computer peripherals, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, CD players, zip drives, phones, printers, copiers, laser scanners, fax machines, cables, video game consoles, DVD players, car stereos, power supply units, vacuums, and small kitchen appliances.
Unacceptable items: household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers etc.), furniture, hazardous household waste (i.e. batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, tires etc.), or water heaters
Old Sacramento- 1002 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sunday, May 19th
Taking place in Old Sacramento and the Sacramento Downtown Plaza, for years the festival has displayed the richness and diversity of many Pacific Rim cultures through cultural programs, entertainment, art, and food. The event also enhances the community’s knowledge of Asian/Pacific Island cultures in a fun and positive environment.
The street fest is planned and staged by volunteers from more than 15 Asian Pacific community groups. Their goals are to broaden the awareness and understanding of the Asian Pacific heritage, to showcase the many positive contributions to the community at large, and to lend support to cultural endeavors in the form of grants and scholarships.
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